Oxford Knee Osteoarthritis and Quality of Life with a Mediterranean Diet

What do creaky, popping, cracking knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis! Oxford knee pain sufferers undergo the morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that is part of getting up and moving. Satterwhite Chiropractic hears our Oxford chiropractic patients bemoan this all the time. Those Oxford knee pain sufferers would be grateful for some relief. What’s one way to get some relief? The Mediterranean diet that requires, of all things, eating. Satterwhite Chiropractic wonders “How hard can eating be for Oxford knee pain relief?”

Oxford OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN

Oxford knee osteoarthritis is widespread. There are many Oxford knee pain sufferers. They are not alone! 240 million people around the globe live with osteoarthritis. That affects about 10% of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Oxford knee osteoarthritis sufferer can describe the knee pain, the morning stiffness, and the creaky joint motion that lessens the enjoyment of daily life. (1) It’s just not much fun. Now a Mediterranean diet has potential to be fun though!

WHAT TO EAT ON A MEDITERRANEAN DIET

The Mediterranean diet includes eating plenty of fruits and vegetable, legumes and nuts, cereals and seeds, seafood and fish. The Mediterranean diet allows for moderate intake of dairy, poultry and eggs in addition to red wine and olive oil as the central source of dietary lipids. (1) Yum! Consuming a Mediterranean diet can be quite delicious and exciting for a recent Mediterranean diet follower.

BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET

Knee osteoarthritis entails inflammation as well as pain. A review of 3 research reports highlights that biomarkers of inflammation and cartilage degradation due to osteoarthritis decreased in the Mediterranean diet group. (1) Specifically, the pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-1α decreased in the Mediterranean diet group. (2) Knee osteoarthritis patients who stuck to a Mediterranean diet show a lessened risk of deteriorating knee pain at 4 years follow up. For those who did not experience knee osteoarthritis at the beginning of the 4 years study and followed a Mediterranean diet, a 9% lowered risk of acquiring knee osteoarthritis was reported. (3) Overall, a higher adherence to a Mediterranean diet is affiliated with improved quality of life and less pain, disability and depressive symptoms. (4)

CONTACT Satterwhite Chiropractic

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Luigi Albano on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses his use of Cox® Technic principles adapted to knee treatment to relieve back pain as well as partner with a patient to get some relief of her knee osteoarthritis pain. The patient was so excited with the drop in pain on the first visit!

Schedule a Oxford chiropractic visit with Satterwhite Chiropractic to discover an improved quality of life with some relieving Oxford chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment plus specific recommendation of a Mediterranean diet for improved quality of life and decreased pain and inflammation.  Your creaky, painful knees will be glad you do!

Satterwhite Chiropractic shares recent research about how good a Mediterranean Diet is for knee osteoarthritis as well as quality of life improvement. 

 

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